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Afghanistan: No justice for thousands of civilians killed in US/NATO operations

By   /  August 13, 2014  /  Amnesty International, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Afghanistan: No justice for thousands of civilians killed in US/NATO operations

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Headline: Afghanistan: No justice for thousands of civilians killed in US/NATO operations The families of thousands of Afghan civilians killed by US/NATO forces in Afghanistan have been left without justice, Amnesty International said in a new report released today. Focusing primarily on air strikes and night raids […]

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Amnesty International Christchurch celebrates release of ‘adopted’ prisoner

By   /  August 13, 2014  /  Amnesty International, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Amnesty International Christchurch celebrates release of ‘adopted’ prisoner

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Headline: Amnesty International Christchurch celebrates release of ‘adopted’ prisoner Christchurch Amnesty International members are celebrating the news that Chinese dissident, Gao Zhisheng, has been released from prison. Mr Gao, a prominent human rights lawyer, was sentenced to three years in prison in 2011 for ‘violating probation rule’ […]

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Cambodia: Khmer Rouge trial verdict a crucial step towards justice

By   /  August 13, 2014  /  Amnesty International, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Cambodia: Khmer Rouge trial verdict a crucial step towards justice

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Headline: Cambodia: Khmer Rouge trial verdict a crucial step towards justice The decision convicting two of Cambodia’s most senior former Khmer Rouge officials for crimes against humanity at the country’s UN-backed Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) is an important step towards justice, Amnesty International […]

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Mounting evidence of deliberate attacks on Gaza health workers by Israeli army

By   /  August 13, 2014  /  Amnesty International, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Headline: Mounting evidence of deliberate attacks on Gaza health workers by Israeli army An immediate investigation is needed into mounting evidence that the Israel Defense Forces launched apparently deliberate attacks against hospitals and health professionals in Gaza, which have left six medics dead, said Amnesty International as […]

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CAR: Resignation of government must not open door to impunity

By   /  August 7, 2014  /  Amnesty International, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on CAR: Resignation of government must not open door to impunity

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Headline: CAR: Resignation of government must not open door to impunity Following the resignation of the Prime Minister and his cabinet, Amnesty International has called on the relevant Central African Republic (CAR) authorities, including Transitional President Catherine Samba-Panza, to ensure that those suspected of involvement in crimes […]

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Libya: Indiscriminate shelling of civilian areas in Tripoli and Benghazi amounts to war crimes

By   /  August 7, 2014  /  Amnesty International, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Libya: Indiscriminate shelling of civilian areas in Tripoli and Benghazi amounts to war crimes

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Headline: Libya: Indiscriminate shelling of civilian areas in Tripoli and Benghazi amounts to war crimes Amnesty International is calling for all sides to immediately stop the indiscriminate shelling of civilian areas in Tripoli and Benghazi where clashes in recent weeks have evolved into two separate armed conflicts. […]

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Impunity reigns for abductions and ill-treatment by pro-Kyiv vigilantes in eastern Ukraine

By   /  August 7, 2014  /  Amnesty International, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Impunity reigns for abductions and ill-treatment by pro-Kyiv vigilantes in eastern Ukraine

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Headline: Impunity reigns for abductions and ill-treatment by pro-Kyiv vigilantes in eastern Ukraine In eastern Ukraine, the battle lines have been shifting for months, after pro-Russian separatists asserted effective control over several key towns across the region. In a bid to assert its control, the Ukrainian forces […]

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Fiji: Bainimarama must end climate of fear

By   /  August 7, 2014  /  Amnesty International, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Fiji: Bainimarama must end climate of fear

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Headline: Fiji: Bainimarama must end climate of fear Fiji’s Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama’s eight years in power have seen ongoing serious human rights violations fuel a climate of fear that must be brought to an end, Amnesty International said in a new briefing published ahead of the […]

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Iran: New wave of attacks against journalists as repression escalates

By   /  August 5, 2014  /  Amnesty International, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Headline: Iran: New wave of attacks against journalists as repression escalates A sharp rise in arrests, prosecutions and imprisonment of independent journalists in Iran signals the authorities’ utter determination to crush hopes for increased freedom heralded by the election of President Hassan Rouhani, said Amnesty International in […]

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Russia: Whistle-blower Edward Snowden trapped without legal protection

By   /  August 5, 2014  /  Amnesty International, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Russia: Whistle-blower Edward Snowden trapped without legal protection

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Headline: Russia: Whistle-blower Edward Snowden trapped without legal protection     Russia’s one-year permit for the whistle-blower and former US intelligence analyst to stay in the country has expired. © Barton Gellman/Getty Images       The reports that Edward Snowden has been living in Russia with […]

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Israel/OPT: International Criminal Court key to breaking cycle of injustice for war crimes

By   /  August 5, 2014  /  Amnesty International, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Israel/OPT: International Criminal Court key to breaking cycle of injustice for war crimes

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Headline: Israel/OPT: International Criminal Court key to breaking cycle of injustice for war crimes     Amnesty International has collected compelling evidence of war crimes and other crimes under international law committed by Israel, Hamas and Palestinian armed groups. © EPA/ANP/TOUSSAINT KLUITERS/lln mda       The […]

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Uganda: Anti-Homosexuality Act struck down in step towards ending discrimination

By   /  August 5, 2014  /  Amnesty International, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Uganda: Anti-Homosexuality Act struck down in step towards ending discrimination

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Headline: Uganda: Anti-Homosexuality Act struck down in step towards ending discrimination     Uganda’s Constitutional Court today overturned the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Act. © Guy Corbishley / Demotix.       The striking-down of Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act is a step towards stopping state-sponsored discrimination in its tracks, said […]

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Azerbaijan: Abysmal record of human rights continues as activist arrested

By   /  August 2, 2014  /  Amnesty International, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Azerbaijan: Abysmal record of human rights continues as activist arrested

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Headline: Azerbaijan: Abysmal record of human rights continues as activist arrested The persecution of human rights activists continues unabated in Azerbaijan, in spite of the obligations the country committed to as a member of Council of Europe and currently a chair of its decision making body, the […]

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Israel/Gaza: Attack on UN school in Gaza a potential war crime that must be investigated

By   /  August 2, 2014  /  Amnesty International, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Israel/Gaza: Attack on UN school in Gaza a potential war crime that must be investigated

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Headline: Israel/Gaza: Attack on UN school in Gaza a potential war crime that must be investigated An attack overnight on the Jabaliya elementary school in Gaza, where more than 3,000 displaced civilians had sought refuge, is a possible war crime and should be independently investigated, said Amnesty […]

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USA: Stop arms transfers to Israel amid growing evidence of war crimes in Gaza

By   /  August 1, 2014  /  Amnesty International, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on USA: Stop arms transfers to Israel amid growing evidence of war crimes in Gaza

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Headline: USA: Stop arms transfers to Israel amid growing evidence of war crimes in Gaza The US government must immediately end its ongoing deliveries of large quantities of arms to Israel, which are providing the tools to commit further serious violations of international law in Gaza, said […]

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USA: One year after her conviction Chelsea Manning must be released

By   /  July 31, 2014  /  Amnesty International, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on USA: One year after her conviction Chelsea Manning must be released

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Headline: USA: One year after her conviction Chelsea Manning must be released Exactly one year after Chelsea Manning was convicted of leaking classified government material, Amnesty International is renewing its call on the US authorities to grant her clemency, release her immediately, and to urgently investigate the […]

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